About GU

Who we are

Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik AS, est. 1887, Lillehammer, Norway, is an award-winning and innovative textile manufacturer that specializes in wool. With the entire production process under one roof, from raw material to finished product, we can guarantee flexibility and superior quality.

Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik AS is currently one of Europe's leading suppliers of furniture fabric. Design is our passion, the very core of our business, and by cooperating with a dynamic network of global designers in different areas, we remain constantly innovative.

As the only vertically integrated manufacturer of design fabrics in Scandinavia, we have the entire production process under one roof. This means that we are flexible with our technical abilities, in addition to working with an unlimited colour palette.

The best textile manufacturer in the world is from Lillehammer, Norway.

Key figures

Norway
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Norway

Every second bunad in Norway has fabrics from GU.

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Production
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Production

GU produces 600,000 meters of fabric annually.

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Design
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Design

GU has received the Award for Design Excellence 20 times for 23 products.

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Certification

Environmental management

ISO 14001: 2015

This describes our environmental management system, which is part of our management system. The goal is to continuously improve ourselves in relation to external influences of the environment, in terms of pollution of air, water or land.

Quality management

ISO 9001: 2015

This describes our quality assurance system, which is part of our management system. It consists of routines that are necessary to control our work quality, to ensure product quality and to ensure continuous improvement. This includes quality management, product design, customer management, document control, internal training, internal audits and management evaluation.

More news

A sophisticated and soft wool fabric with high durability
23.12.2020 13:57

A sophisticated and soft wool fabric with high durability

Amdal was designed by Per Bjørnsen in 2001, and is one of the best sellers at Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik - and it is not without reason. Remarkable comfort and high durability in combination with a sophisticated color palette make Amdal a favorite.

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A wool fairytale on Broadway
07.01.2021 17:39

A wool fairytale on Broadway

In the spring of 2018, Disney's critically acclaimed animated film Frost was staged as a musical on Broadway in New York. When costume designer David Kaley was chosen to make the costumes for the Disney musical, it was natural for him to look to Norway as well.

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Norwegian quality in the driver's seat
31.03.2020 15:19

Norwegian quality in the driver's seat

Fora Form and Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik are both quality Norwegian producers with over 200 years of collective experience and this collaboration on the modular sofa system, Senso Patchwork, creates a unique and wholly Norwegian quality product.

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